Hi all, we are currently in the design phase of our pool building process. We have met with 2 PB so far. I have scheduled 8 altogether...not sure if this is overkill but I want to see what options/services there are since we are new to this pool building process.
For our pool we want a very clean and modern look with a dedicated lap lane that is incorporated into the main pool and a spa. The spa will be centered in the pool and also be centered from our view from the family room patio.
This is the design we are aiming for
In the middle of the pool we have a dedicated lap lane with one end of the lane being covered by the patio. We are planning to have our current patio extended out. I did this with MS Paint with simple lines hope it gives you an idea of what our aim is.
Here is what the PB proposed
Here is the 2D rendering
So basically what he proposed is what I think is called a roman ended pool because he said it costs the same to build a pool that comes all the way out to the end versus a smaller main pool with 2 ends that come out. Is this true? It seems to me a smaller main pool with 2 ends would be cheaper than a huge pool that is 44x18. The pool that we have in mind will have a deep end (to practice dives). If we go with the large 44x18 won't this add to the maintenance costs because the pool has more water and building/ equipment costs would be more because of the size? PB said it would cost the same to build a 44x18 pool versus our smaller main pool with 2 ends.
PB also tried to talk us into travertine coping....and sprayed cement for the decking. I was hoping for a more seamless look where the decking and coping flows together. I've done some research and it looks like this can be done with formed cement. What other types of materials have been used by people on this forum besides flagstone, slate travertine etc? Are there any other types of materials that can be used for the seamless look? I really haven"t seen many PB in my area of Texas who have pictures of modern pools with a clean modern decking and coping. Most of PB pictures have pools with flagstone or other types of stones. We really want to steer clear of the travertine because we don't want to deal with the sealing and costs. Also the gaps between the travetine stones does not give a seamless look.
Please bear with me as I am new to this forum, hope my description makes sense and I hope the pictures show up.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice.